Do you take off for TMEA? Do you take days to judge or clinic other groups. Plenty good directors do.
Your kids will be fine and in many cases more productive getting a break from you. LOL
And if you are sick, stop being a martyr. I've worked with people who refuse to go home. They aren't being productive and all the kids are thinking about is how sick you sound. AND now you are possibly getting kids sick too.
I think we lose perspective a lot of times. There needs to be a balance and a realization that missing days isn't going to wreck the program or wreck a student's potential. But you know what will, a director who is burned out and stressed out all the time.
: Head Directors:
: As a head director, do you feel weird taking
: days off whether it be for an illness or
: personal day? I'm new to this position of
: leadership and just the thought of taking a
: day off immediately makes me feel guilty.